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billy badfinger

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … v7I3s#t=1s

This song/recording is just about perfect on every level...
The lyrics...A++
Guitar solo...one of the best ever!
Background vocals...simply superb.
And Ringo's drumming...Holy Shit!!!

Nov 13 12 06:48 pm Link

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kickfight

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Close (or as they used to say to each other when a take was not quite right, "nearly!")... Here it is in its perfect form.

Now, check this out... but turn it up LOUD. Remember, these guys are using 1960s amplification technology while competing with thousands of young lungs screaming at maximum volume. smile

Nov 13 12 06:54 pm Link

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billy badfinger

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Thanks for that 1st link...it has entire versions of "Rubber Soul" AND
"Revolver" on the page...Cool stuff indeed!!!

Actually though...I prefer that stereo re-mix of "Taxman"...

Nov 13 12 07:20 pm Link

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kickfight

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And this early take from Anthology Volume 2 still blows my mind. Paul and Ringo's interaction starting at 1:55 just illustrates how the Beatles' rhythm section was WAY underrated.

Nov 13 12 07:23 pm Link

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kickfight

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billy badfinger wrote:
Actually though...I prefer that stereo re-mix of "Taxman"...

Fair enough. I'm a huge fan of the remastered mono mixes, so I am kinda biased! smile

Nov 13 12 07:27 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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kickfight

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Eridu

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No, this

So ahead of their time, it isn't even funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur30bn_3G58

Nov 13 12 08:01 pm Link

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billy badfinger

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … n6cxaKRwtk

This one is kind of an underated classic I think...
Check out Jeff Beck on the acoustic 12 string...
Who knew he would become one of the most innovative and unique
electric guitarists ever!!!

Nov 13 12 08:29 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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Eridu wrote:
No, this

So ahead of their time, it isn't even funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur30bn_3G58

Agreed

another band that was so ahead of their time

Nov 13 12 08:55 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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billy badfinger wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … n6cxaKRwtk

This one is kind of an underated classic I think...
Check out Jeff Beck on the acoustic 12 string...
Who knew he would become one of the most innovative and unique
electric guitarists ever!!!

Agreed

Another underated classic
Who knew Clapton would also become one of the most innovative and unique guitarists and song writers.

Cream - White Room

Nov 13 12 09:04 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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Eridu wrote:
No, this

So ahead of their time, it isn't even funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur30bn_3G58

and who can forget

Who would have ever thought Robin Trower would become such a great guitarist.

So many bands back then whom so many came out of to go on to greater things.

Beck, Clapton, Trower, Paul Rodgers (Free) and so forth.

Nov 13 12 09:10 pm Link

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Hoodlum

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billy badfinger wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … v7I3s#t=1s

This song/recording is just about perfect on every level...
The lyrics...A++
Guitar solo...one of the best ever!
Background vocals...simply superb.
And Ringo's drumming...Holy Shit!!!

Ya it is pretty good but for a good tax protest song this on is better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h1oRP7FfBw


and as for classic Christmas songs number one starts here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjaPXihbORk

Nov 13 12 09:17 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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Eridu wrote:
No, this

So ahead of their time, it isn't even funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur30bn_3G58

Yet another band that was so so so so far ahead of their time. Who would have ever thought that they would still be making music and doing concerts 38 years later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB6sRQQBH6E

Nov 13 12 09:22 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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Hoodlum wrote:

Ya it is pretty good but for a good tax protest song this on is better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h1oRP7FfBw

Another good song by the Kinks concerning the state of the economy

Low Budget

As true back then as it is now smile

Nov 13 12 09:33 pm Link

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Hoodlum

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Micyl Sweeney wrote:

Another good song by the Kinks concerning the state of the economy

Low Budget

As true back then as it is now smile

Always been a big Kinks fan and thought they were the most underrated of the British invasion bands.

Nov 13 12 09:49 pm Link

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billy badfinger

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Yep...the Kinks
"Sunny Afternoon" was a great track...
I was in London this past summer and I got that song stuck in my head for like 3 1/2 days...my travel mates were pretty fed-up with me singing it!!!

Nov 13 12 09:50 pm Link

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kickfight

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Love - "Seven & Seven Is" (original version recorded 1966)

Moby Grape - "Omaha" (original version recorded 1967)

Spirit - "Taurus" (from 1967... see if you recognize a legendary guitar passage in this song which was stolen, slightly altered and made hugely popular by another band) wink

Nov 13 12 11:17 pm Link

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kickfight

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billy badfinger wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … n6cxaKRwtk

This one is kind of an underated classic I think...
Check out Jeff Beck on the acoustic 12 string...
Who knew he would become one of the most innovative and unique
electric guitarists ever!!!

borat

One of my favorite Yardbirds songs

Nov 13 12 11:22 pm Link

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V Laroche

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and so is this

what's wrong with those white people why aren't they dancing

Nov 13 12 11:51 pm Link

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Ralph Easy

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All the links by everyone are awesome! borat

When home alone, this is what I would do...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKzuI52V7iE

and my fav licks of all time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1uNT0DB4Y0&feature=plcp
.

Nov 13 12 11:59 pm Link

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photoimager

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Chuck Berry - Rock 'n' Roll
Little Richard -  Rock 'n' Roll

Beatles etc, not Rock 'n' Roll

Nov 14 12 11:38 am Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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kickfight wrote:
Spirit - "Taurus" (from 1967... see if you recognize a legendary guitar passage in this song which was stolen, slightly altered and made hugely popular by another band) wink

"There's a lady who's sure all that glitter is gold and she's buying a stariway to heaven"

Nov 14 12 01:25 pm Link

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D0127H

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kickfight wrote:
Close (or as they used to say to each other when a take was not quite right, "nearly!")... Here it is in its perfect form.

Now, check this out... but turn it up LOUD. Remember, these guys are using 1960s amplification technology while competing with thousands of young lungs screaming at maximum volume. smile

I'll take stereo....there's nothing like hearing Paul all by himself way out on the side ; )

Nov 14 12 01:30 pm Link

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salvatori.

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photoimager wrote:
Chuck Berry - Rock 'n' Roll
Little Richard -  Rock 'n' Roll

Beatles etc, not Rock 'n' Roll

God, I would LOVE to hear your explanation on this...........................................

Wait, on second thought, I wouldn't.

The thread's been pretty cool so far. Someone says something is great, someone else agrees, and maybe adds another.

But why, oh why, does someone have to come along and say something so, what's the word? "Trolly" No, the word is, well, whatever.

There are many subjective positions that can be taken when it comes to discussing R&R, but your statement just ain't one of 'em.

Got 3 words for ya: Terrence Trent D'Arby.

Nov 14 12 01:32 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
All the links by everyone are awesome! borat

When home alone, this is what I would do...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKzuI52V7iE

and my fav licks of all time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1uNT0DB4Y0&feature=plcp
.

One of the best to ever grace a guitar

Nov 14 12 01:43 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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My favorite Beatles songs

Paperback Writer

Revolution

Nov 14 12 01:56 pm Link

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billy badfinger

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … tfpsLmmdVI

This prob isn't rock&roll either according to what's his face...
In fact it is!!!
Brilliant song really.

I sometimes find myself jamming on this one for 20-30 minutes...
Soooo much fun to play on the guitar!!!

Nov 14 12 05:41 pm Link

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Jeffrey M Fletcher

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kickfight wrote:
Love - "Seven & Seven Is" (original version recorded 1966)

Moby Grape - "Omaha" (original version recorded 1967)

Spirit - "Taurus" (from 1967... see if you recognize a legendary guitar passage in this song which was stolen, slightly altered and made hugely popular by another band) wink

Moby Grape Omaha without Skip Spence?

Nov 14 12 05:57 pm Link

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kickfight

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kickfight wrote:
Spirit - "Taurus" (from 1967... see if you recognize a legendary guitar passage in this song which was stolen, slightly altered and made hugely popular by another band) wink

Micyl Sweeney wrote:
"There's a lady who's sure all that glitter is gold and she's buying a stariway to heaven"

smile

Nov 14 12 06:19 pm Link

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kickfight

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D0127H wrote:
I'll take stereo....there's nothing like hearing Paul all by himself way out on the side ; )

OK, that's actually an excellent argument right there (except that it's George... oh, you mean the b-vox... then yes indeed!) smile

Nov 14 12 06:21 pm Link

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kickfight

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kickfight wrote:
Love - "Seven & Seven Is" (original version recorded 1966)

Moby Grape - "Omaha" (original version recorded 1967)

Spirit - "Taurus" (from 1967... see if you recognize a legendary guitar passage in this song which was stolen, slightly altered and made hugely popular by another band) wink

Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Moby Grape Omaha without Skip Spence?

I KNOW!!!! sad  Oar is such an amazing album.

Nov 14 12 06:22 pm Link

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kickfight

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billy badfinger wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … tfpsLmmdVI

This prob isn't rock&roll either according to what's his face...
In fact it is!!!
Brilliant song really.

I sometimes find myself jamming on this one for 20-30 minutes...
Soooo much fun to play on the guitar!!!

YES! And the coolest segue from that is (IMHO) into this, which Bowie also covered, and which I am sure is *also* "not rock 'n' roll" roll

Nov 14 12 06:27 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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Anyone remember these bands?

Velvet Underground yet another band that produced someone to go on to greater things -Lou Reed.

Ten Years After yet another band that produced someone to go on to greater things - Alvin Lee

Ten Years After was one of my favorites way back then and still are.

The Lovin Spoonful

Van Morrison Rock and Blues long before Dave Matthews, Stevie Ray, etc. Van Morrison was awesome.

Nov 14 12 07:43 pm Link

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Z_Photo

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in a couple of your examples, i submit that the stars created the bands vs the stars going to bigger things later.

one more for you.  T. Rex

Nov 14 12 08:24 pm Link

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kickfight

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Beatles playing rock 'n' roll music (*)

Beatles playing rock 'n' roll music again

Beatles playing rock 'n' roll music yet again

* note Lennon and Harrison both playing their recently-acquired Epiphone Casinos in the first clip, and Lennon playing his beloved Epi Casino in the next two (it having been sanded down to bare wood and clear-lacquered, once the band stopped touring).

Nov 14 12 08:47 pm Link

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Micyl Sweeney

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Z_Photo wrote:
in a couple of your examples, i submit that the stars created the bands vs the stars going to bigger things later.

one more for you.  T. Rex

IMHO it is both. The stars made the bands what they were yet they also went on to bigger things.

Nov 14 12 09:20 pm Link

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GeM Photographic

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kickfight wrote:

borat

One of my favorite Yardbirds songs

very good, but I like the Boiled in Lead version even better

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3RYvO2X … re=related

"I look at the world and I notice it's turning,
while my guitar gently weeps...
With every mistake we must surely be learning,
still my guitar gently weeps."

What a long, long way from "She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah."

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